I have known Tanya and Chuck since elementary school, when they got engaged I was so happy for them!!! Last year when Tanya and Chuck got engaged Tanya asked me if I would photograph their wedding, at that point I had already made the decision to no longer photograph weddings, and that is what I had told her. She contacted me a couple of months before her wedding day and asked again, explaining that it was a small wedding. At that point I thought, 3 1/2 hours, under 20 people I can do that. I said yes and I am so beyond happy that I did.
I arrived early and I am not going to lie I was super nervous, it had been a few year since I had photographed a wedding and well I think getting nervous before a wedding or any session is a great thing, it means you still have a passion for what you do.
Tanya opened the door she was just putting on her make up and was very nervous, we all chatted and I photographed her flowers and dress etc as she finished getting ready. I was instantly comfortable with photographing their wedding. Tanya got in her dress and she looked gorgeous!!!
We all went downstairs to find Chuck, they wanted a quick first look with photographs done before the wedding. I found Chuck, who looked very handsome, the first look happened and I have to say Chuck had the best reaction ever, I don't think I have seen a bigger grin on a groom's face before.
They walked down the aisle together which I thought was so unique and beautiful, I fought tears as they said their vows ( I am a sap at weddings, and even more so if they are my friends,lol ) It was beautiful. I had mentioned when we talked on the phone to make the first kiss a good one, not a little "peck" when the minister said you may kiss the bride, Chuck looked at me and said "Are you good?" I stoped laughing long enough to get the shot, for me that was the best moment at a wedding,lol!
I got to catch up with friends that I haven't seen in.....ehmmmmmm lets just say a very long time,lol. The entire group was a blast to work with as I knew it would be. There were so many laughs and I truly loved every minute of it!!
Here are just some of the many, many images from that wonderful day!
Thank you so much for asking me to photograph your wedding Tanya and Chuck, I was honoured to do it for you!! xoxo